Smotrich reiterates opposition to government formed with Ra’am’s backing

Religious Zionism leader Bezalel Smotrich reiterates his far-right party’s opposition to joining a government formed with the backing of the Islamist Ra’am faction.

“It’s possible to argue, explain and form coalitions, but the fateful decisions will be established by Jewish parties and those that recognize the Jewish nation,” he says during a Mimouna celebration in Petah Tikva, according to the Ynet news site.

He says Ra’am lawmakers “are not legitimate partners in any government.”